Now here's a story pertaining to performance-enhancing drugs that's actually worth worrying about.
One day after Roger Clemens was cleared of perjury charges in what can only be described as a colossal waste of taxpayer dollars, Major League Baseball slapped Phillies infielder Freddy Galvis with a 50-game suspension after testing positive for a metabolite of Clostebol, a PED.
On its own, the news wasn't an industry-rattling bombshell. Galvis, while one of the more promising prospects for the beleaguered Phillies, had managed an OPS of only .617 this year. He hadn't played since June 6 because of a long-term back injury. He is on the disabled list. But he will begin serving the suspension immediately.
And that is the interesting/troubling part.
Baseball has been suspending major-league players for PED use since 2005, under what is rightly called the toughest drug-testing program in North American professional sports. But it's baffling that MLB and the players' union have failed t...